Three Texans rookies kicked off team for ... smoking a cigar?
By Sid Saraf, FOXSports.com Well, maybe Forrest Gump had a point. Three Texans rookies were kicked off the team on Monday and for the silliest of reasons. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle had the scoop:
Texans waived RB Cierre Wood, DE Sam Montgomery, OLB Willie Jefferson. Sources say they violated team rules at KC hotel. Got sent home. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 21, 2013What kind of a violation?
Sam Montgomery says he walked into a hotel room where Jefferson & Wood were smoking a cigar. Went to team meetings and was called by Kubiak — James Palmer (@JPalmerCSN) October 21, 2013They were smoking a cigar ... OK, that else?
Source says Jefferson was smoking a cigar in his hotel room. They were called downstairs and accused of using a substance. — Will Grubb (@WillGrubbRadio) October 21, 2013Oh, I see.
According to source, the room was never searched and no substance was ever found. #Texans — Will Grubb (@WillGrubbRadio) October 21, 2013
Source say Jefferson met with team officials who told him 'they knew what he had been doing' #Texans — Will Grubb (@WillGrubbRadio) October 21, 2013Hmmm, so they're hinting that it was more than just a "cigar." Interesting.
Sam Montgomery - "I made a childish mistake." Added no illegal substances were involved in him breaking #Texans team rules. — James Palmer (@JPalmerCSN) October 21, 2013Whatever happened, that's quite a way to end an NFL career before it begins. It should be mentioned that all three players were inactive for Sunday's game, so it's not like any of them were tearing up the league. It boggles the mind that on a two-day road trip that some people can't just chill out and save the shenanigans for when they're in their own home. By the way, I'm not suggesting that these players need to attend church and get to bed at 6:30 p.m. while on a road trip. But what's wrong with going down to the hotel bar, enjoying a couple cocktails and going to sleep? Can't the fun just end there? Stupid is as stupid does. Questions? Comments? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we might respond in our weekly mailbag!